Huehue (MH643r)

Huehue (MH643r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This faded black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name or status, Huehue ("Elder," attested here as pertaining to a man), shows a human head in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. The man has wrinkle lines on this face, and he is losing his hair, only having some curling hair at the back of his head.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

luys uehue

Gloss Normalization: 

Luis Huehue

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


viejos, vejez, arrugado, calvo

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

El Viejo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 643r, World Digital Library,

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).

Historical Contextualizing Image: